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You are totally misinterpreting my post - SM

Posted: Jun 6th, 2021 - 1:01 pm In Reply to: You are trying to compare apples and oranges - Entitled MT Princess

First of all, I clearly stated that housekeeping is NOT easy work. It is hard physical labor and you are on your feet for hours at a time. However, you DO NOT require any specific skills to become a housekeeper. Anyone who knows how to make a bed, push a vacuum, fly a broom, and fold a towel can do that job. You do not need experience, training, schooling, or any specific knowledge whatsoever. The same applies to cashiers and burger flippers. It is entry level work. High school and college students can do that job. As MTs, we studied and worked for YEARS to gain the knowledge and skills that are needed to produce a concise, organized, accurate medical record, which providers greatly rely on being able to refer to when treating patients and making decisions on patient care. Yes, we ARE a second set of eyes for these providers. Anyone who thinks otherwise really does not entirely understand their job as an MT. We KNOW when there are discrepancies in lab values, medication dosages, etc. If a doctor dictates that a patient has a hemoglobin of 800 or that a patient is on 975 mg of lisinopril, we immediately know these are incorrect. It is our job to spot these discrepancies and flag them. Any incorrect values could jeopardize a patient's life. It happened to a good friend of ours 5 years ago, who was also my husband's co-worker for many years. He was in the hospital for a simple, routine knee surgery and he was killed by a medication error due to incorrect information in his medical record, which was NOT produced by an MT, but by speech wreck. He was given a medication that he was severely allergic to and had a drastic anaphylactic reaction that took his life. He was scheduled to be discharged the very next day and go back to work within a few weeks on light duty. He went from laughing and joking with his family and friends not even an hour earlier to gone in almost an instant. If an actual human being with the required skill set and knowledge had prepared that document, this error never would have occurred and he would still be alive today. His family received a multi-million dollar settlement as a result of this. So, put that in your pipe and smoke it.


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